Deciding to do roller derby can be the best decision you ever make. But it is no skate in the park, it is a tough journey that involves a lot of commitment and skill. There will be tears but also a lot of high fives and hugs. And it is more than just a sport, it’s a super inclusive community of strong, open people.

If the idea of derby has got you hooked, maybe it’s time you joined our learn to skate program.

Upcoming Intakes

No more intakes for 2016 – Stay tuned for 2017 dates or email fresh meat to be advised of the next intake.

Northside Rollers runs a 8 week learn to skate program to teach basic skating skills to aspiring derby players and referees on Monday nights at the Darebin Community Sports Stadium in Reservoir.

At the end of the program we offer a basic skating skills assessment. If you pass the assessment you move up to Level 1 (of 4) and become a full member of Northside Rollers!

Program content includes:

  • Falling safely
  • Stopping & starting
  • Derby stance and balance
  • Stepping
  • Jumps and hops
  • Sticky skating
  • Crossovers

Program cost:

$145 (includes Skate Victoria Insurance)

Participants need to:

  • 18 years of age or older (valid ID required)
  • Able to skate at least one lap of the roller derby track without assistance on quad skates
  • Able to commit to our 8-week Fresh Meat training program: 60% attendance is required for candidates to take the final skills assessment
  • Own their own skates and protective gear

Please note: While we welcome all genders to our Fresh Meat Program, only female skaters may join our teams after completing their minimum skills assessment as we are not a co-ed league. Non-female skaters are invited to train with us towards becoming referees.

To register your interest for our next intake or to find out more information, please fill out our learn to skate form and we will be in touch with you.